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Name: Derty Den aka President Gates
Reppin’: Enfield, NC aka MLK Southside
My style and/or skills have been compared to: A lot of people say I give them the feeling of the late great B.I.G. mixed with a little bit of Jay-Z and they say I attack tracks like 50 Cent but with the originality of Derty Den.
My standout records and/or moments have been: Well I got a few bangers but I have to say my stand out record had to be “Poppin” which had the Dora the Explorer sample in it, produced by my homie Manifest. The very edgy “Crazy” record I recorded with the Def Leopard sample produced by WB3 is another one, and the very different “Stacks in My Pocket” produced by Hitman – the club goes crazy when that one come on – yeah I got a few joints.
I’m gonna change the game by: Well changing the game is like saying you’re gonna change the world, you never know until you’ve really changed it, so what I’m gonna do is hop back on the horse we call hip hop and ride it until the horse shoes are fire red steaming. When I drop something it’s like when the new Jordans come out at that point the game will be changed.
I’d Like to Work With: I would love to work with the big homie Jay-Z and most definitely Snoop on an artist level. As for producers, I always dreamed of working with Dr. Dre, Timbaland, and Swizz Beatz.
My goal in hip-hop is: My goal is to not only come in the game and drop a hot single and have a little hot streak, but to gradually advance in the industry, musically and create business opportunities and become hip hop royalty.
I’m gonna be the next: Brand in hip hop! I intend to raise the eye of every label-head that turned me down thus far, and have them lose sleep on how much money they lost out on because they ain’t see the vision and passed up on me – and I mean that in the most humble manner.